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Welding Technology


The full-time welding program at CEI will provide you with training in shielded arc (stick), oxyacetylene welding and burning, metallic inert gas (MIG) inner shield welding, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. As a student, you will spend approximately two hours per day in the classroom and four and a half hours per day with hands-on training. Related courses include blueprint reading, mathematics, layout and fabrication projects, metal identification, and welding theory.

For more detailed information:  Welding Admissions Handout

Where Are Our Graduates Working?

  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Metal & Steel Fabrication Companies
  • Agriculture & Dairy Farms

How Long Will it Take?


  • 4 full-time semesters, includes 5 GenEd classes (29 months)


  • 4 full-time semesters (22 months)


  • 2 full-time semesters (10 months)

Why Welding at CEI?

  • Lowest Cost in Idaho
  • 9:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio
  • Learn in a Live Shop
  • ASME Certified Instructor
  • 1700 Hours of Experience

How Much Will it Cost?

  • $129 Per Credit
  • $15 Computer Usage Fee Per Semester
  • $2,500 (Approx.) on Text Books, Equipment, Tools, and Lab Fees

Students who are registered for 12 or more credits, or who are taking courses in the professional portion of a healthcare program, are required to carry health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP plan. Students will be billed at the time of registration.

How Much Do Our Graduates Make?

Over the last 5 years, our graduates started out averaging $26,000 to $46,000 (Based on a 2080 work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment).


82.34%  (Average positive placement for graduates over the past 5 years)


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